Venue & Location
The International Symposium on Geography "GEOMED2007" will be held at Rose Hotels in Kemer town located on the Mediterranean Coast of South-West Turkey.
Address: Atatürk Bulvarı 07980 Kemer/Antalya/TURKEY Phone: +90 242 814 56 00 (http://www.rosehotelskemer.com)
Kemer is a seaside resort in the province of Antalya, Turkey which lies along the Gulf of Antalya on the Mediterranean sea on the skirts of western Taurus mountains. It is approximately 40 km from the city of Antalya. One of the major attractions of Kemer is its natural beauty. The sea, forest and mountains combine in harmony. The shore that starts from Beldibi to Tekirova is consisted of completely natural beaches with many small and large natural bays along the shore. Kemer has shown a great development in the past years. Because of the tourism related investments, it includes a large amount of bed capacity of the Antalya region. Kemer is also a good example of a modern urbanization. The infrastructure being successfully completed, the transportation being easy, the availability of every kind of communication services and the municipalital service to be largely increased turns Kemer into a comfortable and peaceful holiday resort and gives it an internationally accepted reputation
Antalya is known as the Turkish Riviera. The sun, sea, nature and history combine to form a very popular resort, highlighted by some of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean. The 650km shoreline of the province is liberally scattered with ancient cities, harbors, memorial tombs and beaches, secluded coves and lush forests, many of which are easily accessible from the city. With its palm-lined boulevard, internationally-acclaimed marina, and old castle with traditional architecture, all set amidst a modern city, Antalya is a major tourist centre in Turkey. In addition to the wide selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops, the city also plays host to a number of sporting events throughout the year, like International Beach Volleyball, triathlon, golf tournaments, archery, tennis and canoeing competitions. The main area of interest in the city is central old quarter within the Roman walls, known as Kaleici, and there are many good museums. The provincial capital is Antalya city with a population of 714,000.The climate in Antalya bears the Mediterranean climate features. The mild weather conditions offer holiday possibilities in all seasons. Sometimes you can experience four seasons in one day in Kemer. 300 days of the year are sunny.
How to get to Antalya:
Antalya is well connected to other parts of Turkey by regular scheduled flights from Istanbul and Ankara. There are also direct scheduled flights as well as charter flights from major cities in Europe.
Antalya airport is 10km east of the city centre and it has two international terminals that are located near to each other and there is a free shuttle service operating 24 hours a day between the two terminals. Please check the following links to get information about domestic and international flights to/from Antalya:
Please note that some airlines have direct flights to Istanbul all year round. However, their direct flights to Antalya only operate in summer. Please check with the airline or with your travel agency about further flight details.
Turkey has a vast system of intercity coaches and thats the most convenient method of internal transport, especially for travel to southern Turkish resorts. Coach services are reasonably priced. Antalya is easily accessed from most parts of the country. Major routes include Istanbul (12 hours), Ankara (7 hours) and Izmir (6.30 hours). The main bus station in Antalya (Yeni Garaj) is 4km north of the city centre.
Because of the competition among the private bus companies, the quality of services is quite high as well. Some of the best companies include: Ulusoy (website: www.ulusoy.com.tr), which serves international destinations, Ankara, the Black Sea, as well as Izmir and Antalya. Varan (website: www.varan.com.tr), which also serves international, western and southern routes. Kamil Koç (website: www.kamilkoc.com.tr), which serves a wide range of destinations throughout Turkey, including Bursa, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Fethiye and Canakkale. Long journeys are usually made at night, leaving Istanbul between 22:00 and 24:00 and arriving at the destination in the morning.
There are bus services to Istanbul from some major cities in France, Germany and Greece. Please see the web sites of bus companies such as Ulusoy (www.ulusoy.com.tr) and Varan (www.varan.com.tr) for their international routes.
How to get to Kemer:
From Antalya Bus Station:
There is a transportation by minibus from Antalya coaching station alternatively per ten minutes. It is about one hour away from Antalya International Airport. Being road parallel to the coast, allows you to see beautiful panoramas throughout road. Also reaching to Kemer via maritime lines is possible.
Visa Requirements to Enter Turkey:
The Turkish government requires visa from citizens of certain countries. Please see the following web site to learn about the visa requirements to be admitted to Turkey.
Visa requirements to enter Turkey:
Other useful links:
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office: http://www.gototurkey.co.uk/
Map of Turkey: http://www.historyofturkey.com/MapofTurkey/